Torpedo Factory Art Center
Experience the charm of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, an affordable waterfront venue with a rich history and an industrial flair. Recognized as one of the top wedding venues in the DC Metro Area by Washingtonian Magazine’s 2022 list of “Very Best Wedding Vendors: Reception Spaces & Venues,” this Alexandria, VA gem offers a picturesque location on the banks of the Potomac River. While providing an intimate and private atmosphere, it also grants easy access to the vibrant ambiance of nearby Washington D.C.
Couples choosing the Torpedo Factory Art Center can expect an extraordinary backdrop for their celebration. Once a working torpedo factory, this historical property transformed into a museum and artist studio space in 1974. The venue showcases unique artwork created by local artists, offering endless possibilities for distinctive wedding photos. With its authentic industrial aesthetic featuring exposed piping and lofty ceilings, complemented by artistic touches, the venue creates a modern and stylish ambiance that will captivate you and your guests.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center can accommodate up to 220 guests for banquet-style events and up to 700 guests for standing cocktail receptions. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, it serves as an elegant setting for pre-wedding celebrations like engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. The dedicated staff will handle event setup and breakdown, allowing you to relax and fully enjoy your special day. The venue also welcomes outside vendors, enabling you to personalize your wedding to your liking. For your convenience, they can provide a list of recommended catering companies they have previously collaborated with. Dance and music are permitted, and nearby parking options are available for guests who prefer to drive.